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FETP International Night 2018

Call for Abstracts

The Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Global Health (CGH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) are co-sponsoring FETP International Night at the 67th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference. The 2018 EIS Conference is scheduled for April 16–19, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Current trainees/fellows and those graduating after January 1, 2017 from field-based training programs in applied epidemiology, laboratory, and public health practice are invited to submit abstracts (in English only) for consideration (see details below). Priority will be given to current trainees/fellows of advanced and intermediate training programs.

Presentations done in the Asia Regional AMTC 2017 can be found in the Resource Library

Deadline for final abstracts. The deadline for abstracts to be received via TEPHINET is Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm USA - EST. There will be no extensions to this deadline.

Submission of abstracts: Individuals submitting abstracts should coordinate submission with their program directors/resident advisors. Program directors/resident advisors should encourage and assist their fellows/graduates to submit abstracts to the program.

Program Rankings: Because of limited space for presentations during FETP International Night and a desire to maintain a broad representation of programs, a maximum of 10 abstracts can be submitted from any single program and 1 abstract per person (first authors). In order to facilitate this process, we ask that Program Directors and Resident Advisors coordinate the abstract submission of their trainees/fellows to ensure there are not additional submissions outside of the approved list. In the case of a program submitting multiple abstracts for consideration, program directors/resident advisors should rank them and provide this ranking to the FETP International Night organizers. The results of the independent peer-review will take precedence in determining abstract acceptance; however, if there are ties or minimal differences in final scores within a given program’s submissions, the director’s/resident advisor’s input will be considered in determining the final selection. Priority for financial support will be given to the abstracts accepted for oral presentation.

Web-based application. Abstracts will be collected at:
Visitors to this site will be prompted to create an account and log in; this is necessary to submit an abstract. For questions about using the platform, please contact Clare Sigelko at

{NOTE: Please do not send abstracts for FETP International Night to the EIS office. They are a separate program and are not responsible for FETP International Night abstract review.}

Evaluation. All abstracts submitted for International Night will be reviewed by three epidemiologists.

Acceptance. Applicants will be notified of abstract(s) acceptances by February 12, 2018. Program Directors and RAs will be notified that week.

Conflict of interest and biographical information. Authors of selected abstracts will be asked to submit a conflict of interest form. Biographical information will also be collected to facilitate continuing education accreditation of the conference.

Additional information. Please see attachments at the end of this email for detailed instructions and suggestions for abstract preparation to share with FETP and FELTP trainees/fellows and graduates.

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